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De Groote Swaen

This authentic Old Dutch bar dates from 1789 and is situated at the opposite of Central Station. It has a beautiful classical interior and a wide range of drinks. The café consists of several layers, so if you take a small staircase you can look up above the other visitors and enjoy your cup of coffee or a nice drink. There is a pool table in the basement, which you can use for free when ordering a drink. De Groote Swaen is the perfect location for a drink in a cozy, VOC-like atmosphere.

VOC dinner

Did you know that our VOC dinner starts in De Groote Swaen? During this dinner, an actress in the role of five different characters will take you to the Golden Age in Amsterdam. The second part of the program takes place in the VOC room of restaurant De Kroonprins.

Opening hours

  • Daily from 11am until 1am
  • Friday and Saturday until 3am

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